New Book — Coming from Crooked Lane Books in Spring 2018!
800px-Florence_Nightingale_three_quarter_lengthI am pleased to announce that Crooked Lane Books has made an offer for a new historical mystery series that I have developed, featuring Florence Nightingale as the protagonist. Violet Harper has performed undertaking work for the Nightingale family, and I am excited to have readers meet a much younger Violet in the book. Before the little wisps of gray began to show up on Violet and her corset began to shrink!  I hope you will enjoy the series. The development of nursing is almost as fascinating as that of undertaking, although of course, Violet will always prefer corpses to patients!

New Book — Coming from Sourcebooks in 2018!
I have also been busy on another quick mystery Violet solved in March 1870, involving a pocket watch that seemed to be cursing the lives of those who owned it.  Violet had quite a time unraveling the true source of the watch’s evil. My story will be featured in an anthology of stories I am writing, along with Susanna Kearsley (LOTS of fabulous romantic historical fiction), Anna Lee Huber (Lady Darby mysteries), and C.S. Harris (Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries).  I admire all of their books and this is a great honor for me.

Christine’s Appearances

March 11, 2017
Gettysburg Reenactor Appreciation Weekend
Tillie Pierce House
I will be giving a talk on the Weird & Wonderful World of Victorian Funerals at 3:30pm, with a book signing to follow. There are many interesting Civil War/Victorian themed events going on throughout the weekend.

April 28-30, 2017
Malice Domestic Conference
Hyatt Regency, Bethesda, Maryland
Guest Panelist &  Book Signing
This year, I am serving as Friday night’s charity auctioneer.  Proceeds benefit KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now), Greater DC Chapter

June 3, 2017
Turn the Page Bookstore
18 N. Main Street, Boonsboro, MD
Book Signing from 12noon – 2pm
Join me for a fantastic book signing event featuring not just me, but Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb, Mary Kay Andrews, Helen Hardt and Sharla Lovelace as well as local authors Ed Maliskas and Steve Heske.

June 22-25, 2017
Historical Novel Society Conference
Portland, Oregon
Koffee Klatch Speaking Topic: Death Becomes Her: The Weird and Wonderful World of Victorian Funerals
Panel Topic: Killing Time – Death Comes to Every Era: Historical Mysteries & Thrillers
Book Signing, other appearances


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